We are still under the influence of this year’s Esxence in Milan — the world’s biggest fair for niche fragrances and can’t wait to share our impressions with you. Thousands of fragrance devotees make an annual spring pilgrimage each late March to the futuristic exposition hall right at the heart of the North Italian metropolis, “The Mall,” to discover new brands, sample the latest perfume launches, scout essential scent trends, and exchange the latest olfactive gossip.
So here’s your very own “smeller’s digest” from Esxence 2017, the soon to be on sale scents that you definitely should look out for.
01. Aedes de Venustas: Pélargonium
The brand’s eighth offering showcases Egyptian geranium against a dusky, smoky background of resins and woods. Perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer describes geranium as “aromatic, with a crushed-leaf facet, less fruity and more balsamic than rose, almost incense-like”. On a base of vetiver, guaiac wood, and moss, this floral ingredient is escorted by the herbal sweetness of carrot, orris root, and elemi resin. www.aedes.com
02. Dusita: Le Sillage Blanc
Founder Pissara Umavijani grew up in Thailand in a home filled with books and poetry. In the brand brochure, a selection of her father’s beautiful haiku poems enhances the descriptions of the fragrances. Sillage de Blanc numbers among Pissara’s latest launches: a rebirth of the classic green floral featuring orange blossom, neroli, ylang ylang, and galbanum — with a distinctly modern (and masculine) leather twist. www.parfumsdusita.com
Or download: Our Top 5 Finds from Esxence 2017 – SCENTURY